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Apprenticeships are a winning choice at the APSE Environment Seminar 2016!

Apprenticeships are a winning choice at the APSE Environment Seminar 2016!

After reviewing many excellent submissions, we are delighted to present the winners of the APSE Horticulture, and Transport and Vehicle Maintenance Apprentice Awards 2016!

These prestigious awards are presented to the most enthusiastic apprentices who show themselves to be innovative and focused on producing excellence in their service area. All of our winners and finalists have proven themselves to be an asset to the local authorities they work for.

Wayne Priestley, APSE Principal Advisor, said, ‘I am delighted to be involved in this year’s Apprentice Awards. The awards allow APSE to publicly acknowledge the commitment that these apprentices show towards their work, and they also highlight councils as excellent places for people to begin, and develop, their careers. Our apprentices offer an undeniably excellent contribution to local council frontline services.’

Commenting on the awards, APSE Chief Executive Paul O’Brien said, ‘it is brilliant to see such dedicated people taking the first steps in their new careers through apprenticeships. The finalists and winners highlight how vital apprenticeship programmes are for the communities they serve, and how much local councils can gain from participating in them. These apprentices are shining examples of excellence in local government frontline services.’

Congratulations to all the winners and finalists!


Horticulture & Transport and Vehicle Maintenance Apprentice Awards


Horticulture Category


Samuel Cheesman

Declan Brown

Liam Brown

Zak Francis

Samantha Boyle

Guildford Borough Council

Fife Council

West Lothian Council

Kirklees Council

Glasgow City Council


Winner: Declan Brown, Fife Council



Transport and Vehicle Maintenance Category 


Liam Neale

Samuel Chapman

Helen Fordon

Anthony Joannides

Andrew Jones Lofting

Oxford City Council

London Borough of Redbridge

East Riding of Yorkshire Council

Wakefield MDC

Fife Council


Winner: Helen Fordon, East Riding of Yorkshire Council


The Apprentice Awards ceremony took place on Wednesday 9 November at the APSE Environment Seminar, Stratford-upon-Avon. To find out more about the awards, click here. Alternatively, call the APSE office on 0161 772 1810.


Promoting excellence in public services

APSE (Association for Public Service Excellence) is a not for profit unincorporated association working with over 300 councils throughout the UK. Promoting excellence in public services, APSE is the foremost specialist in local authority frontline services, hosting a network for frontline service providers in areas such as waste and refuse collection, parks and environmental services, cemeteries and crematorium, environmental health, leisure, school meals, cleaning, housing and building maintenance.






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